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GFL Highlights: Emanuel Newton sleeps opponent, Cody McKenzie taps to hammerlock

After losing three straight in Bellator MMA, former Light Heavyweight kingpin Emanuel Newton returned to the regional scene in Medicine Hat, Canada in order to return to the win column in a tuneup fight.

"The Hardcore Kid" took on Matt Baker, and expectedly dominated the fight from the initial bell, en route to a beautiful arm-triangle choke submission three minutes into the second frame.

Our friends at streamed the full event -- which also featured UFC veteran Cody McKenzie -- and placed Newton in their most recent top five highlights, which you can watch in the video above.

For those wondering whether or not Newton was cut from Bellator, sources in close connection to the promotion mentioned that the former Light Heavyweight champ was in fact not cut, but was allowed to take the fight for Z Promotions.

The rest of the fights included in the video are:

  • Ryan Machan vs Cody McKenzie - Fight Night Medicine Hat
  • Nathan Allen vs Khalid Patel - Almighty Fighting Championship
  • Alfred Walkers vs Brandon McDougall - XFN
  • Quinton Parks Jr. vs Ken Beverly - Warrior Fighting
  • Sam Hill vs Matt Cashmore - Warriors Way

For more GFL finishes, check out their YouTube page here, and be sure to stick around on MMAmania for their latest highlight reels and upcoming fights.

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